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Monday  May 10, 2004

Lawyers say soldier charged with mistreating Iraqi prisoners is a scapegoat - 5/10/04 11:26 PM
DENVER (AP) -- An attorney for an Army reservist shown in photographs smiling at naked, tied-up Iraqi prisoners said Monday "the 20-year-old farm girl from West Virginia" is taking the fall for military shortcomings that include a lack of troops.
Pipeline blast cuts Iraq's oil exports by 25 percent, U.S. troops clash with Shiite gunmen - 5/10/04 10:25 PM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents blasted an oil pipeline, setting off a huge blaze and slashing Iraq's daily oil exports by about 25 percent. U.S. troops traded gunfire Monday with fighters loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in this Shiite city south of Baghdad.
First 260 Dominican troops back early from Iraq - 5/10/04 9:36 PM
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- The majority of Dominican troops in Iraq returned home Monday, their mission cut short after criticism at home and Spain's withdrawal.
Contractor says Army pleased with performance of civilian interrogators - 5/10/04 8:36 PM
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- The chief executive of a defense contractor that provides civilian interrogators to the scandal-ridden Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq said the Army is pleased with its work and that its employees fully understand they are under military authority.
Defense secretary: British prisoner abuse photos look like a hoax - 5/10/04 8:00 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's defense secretary said Monday that published photos purportedly showing British troops abusing Iraqi prisoners look "increasingly like a hoax."
Bush examines new photos, video with 'disgust and disbelief,' stands firmly with Rumsfeld - 5/10/04 7:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush examined new photos and video clips of American soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners Monday, reacting with "deep disgust and disbelief" during a Pentagon visit in which he underscored his support for embattled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
Pipeline blast cuts Iraq's oil exports by 25 percent, U.S. troops clash with Shiite gunmen - 5/10/04 7:19 PM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents blasted an oil pipeline, setting off a huge blaze and slashing Iraq's daily oil exports by about 25 percent. U.S. troops traded gunfire Monday with fighters loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in this Shiite city south of Baghdad.
Contractor says Army pleased with performance of civilian interrogators - 5/10/04 7:12 PM
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- The chief executive of a defense contractor that provides civilian interrogators to the scandal-ridden Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq said the Army is pleased with its work and that its employees fully understand they are under military authority.
Amnesty International: British soldiers have shot and killed civilians in non-threatening situations - 5/10/04 7:08 PM
LONDON (AP) -- British soldiers have shot and killed Iraqi civilians, including an 8-year-old girl, in situations where the troops were under no apparent threat, Amnesty International alleged Tuesday.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 5/10/04 6:44 PM
As of Monday, May 10, 769 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 560 died as a result of hostile action and 209 died of non-hostile causes.
Prisoner scandal latest volley in election-year fight - 5/10/04 5:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The abuse of Iraqi prisoners is the latest flashpoint in a political campaign full of them, with President Bush and Republicans rallying around Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld while Sen. John Kerry and Democrats depict the episode as evidence of a misguided postwar policy.
Pipeline blast cuts Iraq's oil exports by 25 percent, US troops clash with Shiite gunmen - 5/10/04 5:13 PM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents blasted an oil pipeline, setting off a huge blaze and slashing Iraq's daily oil exports by about 25 percent. U.S. troops traded gunfire Monday with fighters loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in this Shiite city south of Baghdad.
President praises Rumsfeld in meeting at Pentagon - 5/10/04 4:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush issued a strong endorsement of embattled Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld on Monday, telling him, "You are doing a superb job."
Senior Lebanese Shiite Muslim cleric predicts more attacks on Americans after prisoner abuse scandal - 5/10/04 4:22 PM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- A senior Iraqi-born Shiite cleric predicted Monday that terrorist attacks on U.S. interests worldwide would increase because of Muslim anger at the American abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
Pipeline blast cuts Iraq's oil experts by 25 percent, US troops clash with Shiite gunmen - 5/10/04 4:18 PM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents blasted an oil pipeline, setting off a huge blaze and slashing Iraq's daily oil exports by about 25 percent. U.S. troops traded gunfire Monday with fighters loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in this Shiite city south of Baghdad.
Three more American soldiers die in Iraq, two from hostile fire and one in accident - 5/10/04 4:04 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three more American soldiers have died in Iraq, two from hostile fire and one in a traffic accident, the U.S. command said Monday.
Top U.S. commander expresses `deep regret' for abuse of Iraqi prisoners - 5/10/04 3:13 PM
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- The top commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East expressed "deep regret" for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers, the official Bahrain News Agency reported Monday.
Radical cleric's Baghdad office bombed; U.S. Marines begin joint patrols in Fallujah - 5/10/04 3:03 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. helicopter and tank fire destroyed a Baghdad office of a radical Shiite cleric, and his followers said two people were killed and six injured. U.S. Marines, escorted by Iraqis, entered the center of Fallujah for the first time since the end of the bloody siege last month.
Army to boost prison guard force amid abuse scandal in Iraq - 5/10/04 2:43 PM
CRESAPTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The Army is boosting the number of military police trained as prison guards amid complaints that MPs charged in the Iraq abuse scandal were not schooled for such duty, officials said.
Blair: Only recently aware of some allegations of Iraqi prisoner abuse - 5/10/04 2:25 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday defended the actions of the majority of his troops in Iraq and insisted that a Red Cross report on alleged abuse of Iraqis had raised few concerns about the conduct of British forces.
No TV cameras in the courtroom for Abu Ghraib court-martial, general indicates - 5/10/04 2:16 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- No TV cameras or tape recorders will be allowed in the courtroom at next week's court-martial of a U.S. soldier charged in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, a senior U.S. officer said Monday.
Pesident praises Rumsfeld in meeting at Pentagon - 5/10/04 1:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush issued a strong endorsement of embattled Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld on Monday, telling him after a meeting at the Pentagon, "You are doing a superb job."
Family rallies to defend MP accused in Iraq prison scandal - 5/10/04 1:26 PM
OAKLAND, Md. (AP) -- Jo Ann Frederick sits at her old computer and peers at the jumpy video of her son, Chip, in one corner of the screen.
Scandal provokes fresh disgust among America's allies in Iraq - 5/10/04 1:12 PM
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- America's allies in Iraq, voicing disgust at abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. troops, demanded Monday that the Pentagon track down, put on trial and punish those responsible.
Iraq so dangerous that U.S. now outfitting military dogs with bulletproof vests - 5/10/04 12:54 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- On dangerous missions, Sgt. Darren Smith straps a bulletproof vest around the furry chest of his partner, a bomb-sniffing dog named Kastor.
Lawyers say soldier charged with mistreating Iraqi prisoners is a scapegoat - 5/10/04 12:13 PM
DENVER (AP) -- An attorney for an Army reservist shown in photographs smiling and gesturing at naked Iraqi prisoners said Monday that the "20-year-old farm girl from West Virginia" is taking the fall for military shortcomings that include a lack of troops.
President praises Rumsfeld in meeting at Pentagon - 5/10/04 12:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP)-- President Bush issued a strong endorsement of embattled Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld on Monday, telling him after a meeting at the Pentagon, "You are doing a superb job."
Poll: Majority in Britain want troops out of Iraq - 5/10/04 12:02 PM
LONDON (AP) -- A majority of Britons surveyed in an opinion poll published Monday want British troops to leave Iraq by the end of June.
Bomb blast damages Iraqi oil pipeline, cutting exports sharply - 5/10/04 12:00 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents bombed an oil pipeline in southern Iraq, setting off a huge blaze and slashing daily Iraqi oil exports by about 25 percent, or 450,000 barrels per day, an official said Monday.
First court-martial May 19 in prison abuse; Red Cross confirms warning U.S. - 5/10/04 11:29 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The first in a series of courts-martial in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse allegations will begin next week, trials that could bring new revelations on whether the mistreatment of Iraqis was an aberration or stemmed from pressure from commanders.
President hanging tough with Rumsfeld at Pentagon - 5/10/04 11:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is standing by embattled Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld as both men brace for the anticipated release of more pictures and video images showing Iraqi prisoners being abused by American soldiers.
Saddam Hussein's lawyer worries after abuse of Iraqi prisoners - 5/10/04 11:19 AM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's attorneys are concerned about his welfare after seeing how some Iraqi prisoners were being treated by their U.S. guards, one of the lawyers said Monday.
Reservist to stand trial May 19 in first court-martial; Red Cross confirms warning U.S. - 5/10/04 11:08 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The first in a series of courts-martial in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse allegations will begin next week, trials that could bring new revelations on whether the mistreatment of Iraqis was an aberration or stemmed from pressure from commanders.
Blair: Only recently aware of some allegations of Iraqi prisoner abuse - 5/10/04 11:01 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair told a news conference Monday he did not know the specifics of Red Cross allegations of U.S. and British abuse of Iraqi prisoners until "the last few days."
Spain says it turned down U.S. request to capture or kill Iraqi religious leader - 5/10/04 10:38 AM
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- U.S. commanders in Iraq asked Spanish forces to help hunt down or kill a religious leader, but Spain refused, saying its mission was humanitarian, the defense minister said Monday.
Coalition spokesman says possible Iraqi control of Abu Ghraib prison uncertain - 5/10/04 10:14 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Control over the notorious Abu Ghraib prison will be negotiated after Iraqis regain sovereignty June 30, coalition spokesman Dan Senor said Monday.
No TV cameras in the courtroom for Abu Ghraib court-martial, general indicates - 5/10/04 9:58 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- No television cameras will be allowed in the courtroom at next week's court-martial of a U.S. soldier charged in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt indicated Monday.
Radical cleric's Baghdad office bombed; U.S. Marines begin joint patrols in Fallujah - 5/10/04 9:30 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. aircraft destroyed a Baghdad office of a radical Shiite cleric and his followers said two people were killed and six injured. In Fallujah, U.S. Marines began joint patrols with Iraqi forces Monday under an agreement that ended the siege of that city.
Mandela lashes out at Britain and United States over Iraq - 5/10/04 9:08 AM
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- Former President Nelson Mandela, lashed out Monday at the United States and Britain for the invasion of Iraq and abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
President hanging tough with Rumsfeld at Pentagon - 5/10/04 9:06 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is standing by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld as both men brace for the anticipated release of more pictures and video images showing Iraqi prisoners being abused by American soldiers.
Blair: Only recently aware of some allegations of Iraqi prisoner abuse - 5/10/04 8:48 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair told a news conference Monday he did not know the specifics of Red Cross allegations of U.S. and British abuse of Iraqi prisoners until "the last few days."
Reservist to stand trial May 19 in first court-martial; Red Cross confirms warning U.S. - 5/10/04 8:23 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The first in a series of courts-martial in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse allegations will begin next week, trials that could bring new revelations on whether the mistreatment of Iraqis was an aberration or stemmed from pressure from commanders.
Reservist to stand trial May 19 in first prison-abuse court-martial; Red Cross confirms warning US - 5/10/04 7:37 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military next week will begin the first in a series of courts-martial in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse allegations, trials that could bring new revelations on whether the mistreatment of Iraqis was an aberration or stemmed from pressure from commanders.
Previously unknown group warns foreigners in Basra they are targets of abduction - 5/10/04 6:36 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A previously unknown group on Monday warned foreigners in Basra -- especially Americans, Britons and Kuwaitis -- that they will be targeted for kidnapping and assassination.
U.S. aircraft said to have destroyed militia office in Baghdad neighborhood - 5/10/04 6:30 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. aircraft destroyed a Baghdad office of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, killing two people and injuring six others, his followers said Monday. There was no comment from the U.S. command.
Gunmen kill Iraqi and South African in attack, wound New Zealander - 5/10/04 6:18 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen fired on a vehicle in the northern oil city of Kirkuk Monday morning, killing two foreign construction workers and their Iraqi driver, the city's police chief said.
U.S. Marines begin Fallujah patrols with Iraqi security forces - 5/10/04 5:49 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines began joint patrols with Iraqi security forces Monday in the city of Fallujah under the agreement that ended the almost monthlong siege of the city.
Bomb blast damages Iraqi oil pipeline - 5/10/04 5:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi insurgents bombed an oil pipeline in southern Iraq, sparking a blaze that has burned for more than a day, officials said Monday.
Few Bronze Stars for scandal-tarnished Military Police brigade, commander says - 5/10/04 5:03 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- In the Army's 800th Military Police Brigade, tainted by the prison abuse scandal, 80 percent of soldiers slated to get the Army's Bronze Star medal have been told they will not receive them, says the brigade's commander.
Prisoner abuse allegations provoke shame, British minister says - 5/10/04 4:36 AM
LONDON (AP) -- The alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American and British troops provoke "shame and disgust," a British minister said Monday.
Soldier who reported abuse did not seek limelight, friends say - 5/10/04 4:25 AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The news that Spc. Joe Darby tipped off Army investigators to abuses in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison didn't come as a shock to those who know the 24-year-old soldier.
Reservist to stand trial May 19 in first court-martial in prison abuse scandal - 5/10/04 4:15 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military next week will begin the first in a series of courts-martial in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse allegations, trials that could bring new revelations on whether the mistreatment of Iraqis was an aberration or stemmed from pressure from commanders.
After battles of Fallujah, Marines go back to winning Iraqi hearts, minds - 5/10/04 3:46 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- After a month of bitter battles with insurgents hunkered down in the Sunni stronghold of Fallujah, U.S. Marines have swiftly changed gears, reverting to what many of them see as an even tougher task -- winning back the trust of the local people.
Gunmen kill Iraqi and Malaysian in attack, wound New Zealander - 5/10/04 1:50 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen opened fire on a vehicle in the northern oil city of Kirkuk Monday morning, killing an Iraqi and a Malaysian and seriously injuring a New Zealander, a security official said.
Iraq so dangerous that U.S. now outfitting military dogs with bulletproof vests - 5/10/04 1:21 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- On dangerous missions, Sgt. Darren Smith straps a bulletproof vest around the furry chest of his partner, a bomb sniffing dog named Kastor.
Al-Sadr's standoff against coalition forces threaten Shiite unity - 5/10/04 1:19 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen roam the streets. Most stores are shuttered. The police are powerless and there is no sign of the hordes of pilgrims and visitors who normally throng the streets and pack hotels.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.

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